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Noun: nous  naws
  1. [Brit] Common sense
    "she has great social nous"
  2. That which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason
    "his nous wandered";
    - mind, head, brain, psyche

Derived forms: nouses

Type of: cognition, common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, knowledge, mother wit, noesis, sense

Encyclopedia: Nous, princesses de Cleves